KOCHI: The Moovattupuzha Vigilance Court ordered to conduct a quick verification against five persons including Minister Adoor Prakash in the case allotting government land to sensational swamy Santhosh Madhavan. The probe should be completed within 15 days. The demand to include the chief minister in the case has been rejected. Meantime, Adoor Prakash has welcomed the vigilance quick verification. The order was passed on the plea of Girish Babu, native of Kalamassery.
The plea demanded to name Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, Revenue Minister Adoor Prakash, revenue department additional chief secretary Dr Vishwas Mehta, land owner Santhosh Madhavan, RMZ an IT Company and eco world infrastructure limited managing director B M Jayashankar as first to fifth accused.
Adarsh Prime Project Pvt Ltd, the company owned by Santhosh Madhavan had bought 95.44 acres of land at North Pravoor Puthen Velikkara village in Ernakulam district and 32.41 acres of land at Madathumpadi Village in Kodungalloor taluk, Thrissur in 2006.The government in January 2009 had taken over this land as per the Kerala land Reform Act 81 (3) of 1964 as ‘surplus land’. The plea filed by Santhosh Madhavan’s company against this verdict was rejected. Following that, 112 acres of surplus land noticed by the government was taken over and executed the high court order and released an order on March 8 in 2013. However, the government released an order on March 2 in 2016 permitting relaxation of land Reform Act of 81 (3) of 1964 on the plea of a firm having binami links with Santhosh Madhavan. However, the revenue department announced withdrawal of the order when it turned controversial.